Chennai is the capital of coastal state of Tamil Nadu. The city, being in the vicinity of the sea, is a paradise for water sport lovers in India, as well from abroad. It offers a wide variety in terms of adventure activities, right from parasailing to scuba diving and from fishing to boating. So all the adventure freaks who have not decided about visiting Chennai city yet, just pack your bags and head on. Chennai is waiting with its arms open to welcome you and lead you to the exciting and hair-raising territory of sea. Dive, plunge, splash, sprinkle or bathe in the pleasant waters of Chennai and have a ball!
Tarsha Water Sports
Tarsha Water Sports is an ideal place for water sports. It hosts a number of water sports event for the entertainment of the visitors. Located 15 kilometers from Mahabalipuram on the East Coast Road, people of every age enjoy the fun of different water related activities. It provides sports activities that are unique in the whole region and has therefore, become quite popular amongst the natives as well as tourists. The main activities offered here are Water Skiing, Wake Boarding and Knee Boarding. These action-packed activities attract people from all over the state. Kayaking, Speed Boat Rides, Banana Boat Rides, Double Tube Rides and Para-sailing are some other means of amusement provided by the club.
Muttukadu Boat House
Muttukadu is situated at a distance of 30 km from Chennai on East Coast road which leads to Mamallapuram. The place serves as an ideal location for picnic. The sight of the rocking bridge over backwaters is absolutely breathtaking and awesome. For people who are ardent fans of sea food, the place is absolute heaven to indulge in such gastronomic delights. The backwaters at Muttukadu are one of the favorite spots for the visitors, as they offer a host of water spots facilities. You can enjoy boating and wind surfing here. It is an attempt by the Tamil Nadu government to lure people towards the Gateway of South, which was formerly known as Madras. Muttukadu Boat House even conducts competitions and training camps for passionate water sport lovers.
Wildertrails Adventure Club
Wildertrails Adventure Club provides you all the adventure you can want. It organizes treks, camps, jungle rides, cycling treks, etc. It trains youngsters and children for the risks outdoor. But the trips are not planned only for young people, even parents and grandparents can join the bandwagon to discover the wild and in the process also discover the thrill seeking explorer within them. The sheer thought to arrange a trip for adventurous trip might seem to overwhelm you but from the logistics to the meticulous arrangements, all is done by the adventure club for the absolute convenience of their clients.
Located near Chidambaram in the Cuddalore district, Pichavaram is home to the second largest mangrove forest in the world. Famous for its eco-tourism, the place has placid backwaters that are interconnected by Vellar and Coleroom river system. The small and serene town that is situated almost 280 km from the southern part of Chennai offers thrilling water sports and activities like parasailing, rowing, canoeing and more. The nearest railway station is Chidambaram from where Pichavaram can be reached by road.
The pristine beach of Covelong village offers a wide range of water sports activities and it is a perfect getaway from the mundane routine of daily life. The waters here are calm enough even for a novice to try out different water activities. This fishing village is situated 40 kilometres south of Chennai, on the East Coast Road on the way to Mahabalipuram.